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NSF grant on distributed multi-robot joint localization and tracking

Professor Wei Ren received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant on distributed multi-robot joint localization and tracking. In applications such as disaster response, a network of mobile autonomous robots collectively tracks a subject over a wide area in an intermittently GPS-denied environment. As the subject and the robots move in and out of observation and...

Hung-Wei Tseng awarded NSF grant to better utilize tensor processors

Professor Hung-Wei Tseng has received a 495K grant from National Science Foundation’s Division of Computer and Network Systems to explore application designs on Tensor Processing Units (TPUs). TPUs are emerging, commercialized accelerators for neural networks. Despite the current focus on NN models, the microarchitecture of TPUs have potential in accelerating many other tensor-based, high-dimensional algorithms...

Balandin and Kargar receive NSF MRI Grant to Develop a Unique Spectroscopy Facility at UCR

Alexander Balandin, distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Fariborz Kargar, adjunct assistant professor, both of the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE), received Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) funding of $741,000 from the National Science Foundation to develop a unique spectroscopy facility at the University of California, Riverside’s (UCR) Phonon Optimized Engineering...

Shaolei Ren awarded NSF grant to automate design of deep neural networks

Professor Shaolei Ren received a National Science Foundation grant to study automated design of deep neural networks (DNNs) for edge inference. Edge devices, such as mobile phones, drones and robots, have been emerging as an increasingly more important platform for DNN inference. But, designing an optimal DNN model for maximizing the users' quality of experience...

ECE and CSE faculty receive new DARPA grant on adversarial machine learning

ECE Professor Amit Roy-Chowdhury is leading a team of ECE and CSE faculty that has received a grant totaling almost $1 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, to understand the vulnerability of computer vision systems to adversarial attacks. The project is part of the Machine Vision Disruption program, which is part...

Haberer awarded NSF grant to study self-propelled nanomaterials

Professor Elaine Haberer received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study synthetic nanoswimmers. These remarkable self-propelled materials can convert chemical or light energy into locomotion, increasing mixing and accelerating chemical reactions. Asymmetry in particle composition enables movement through a local build-up of reaction products, while particle size and geometry control speed and directionality. The...

Alexander Khitun receives two new grants from NSF and Intel

Dr. Khitun has recently received an NSF award - FET: Small: Magnonic Active Ring Memory and Logic, of $500,000.00 amount for the development of a new type of magnetic memory using spin waves for information read-out. The grant is supported by the CCF Division of the CISE Directorate. Spin waves—or magnons, the quanta of spin...

Balandin receives DOE grant for electric-bias control of phase transitions in quantum materials

ECE distinguished professor Alexander Balandin received $500K funding for investigating electric-bias control of phase transitions in a special type of quantum materials. The Department of Energy (DOE) project aims at understanding physical mechanisms and developing methods for electric-bias control of phase transitions in quasi-two-dimensional (2D) charge-density-wave (CDW) quantum materials. A strongly correlated CDW phase is...

NSF grant on information theoretic analysis of machine learning in computer vision

ECE professors, Amit Roy-Chowdhury and Ertem Tuncel, have received a new $500K grant from NSF’s Communications and Information Foundations program on information theoretic analysis of machine learning algorithms in computer vision. The recent successes in image and video analysis have been largely in the domain of supervised learning. Supervised learning methods assume the availability of...

Hyoseung Kim receives NSF CAREER Award

Professor Hyoseung Kim received the National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award for his work on "Real-Time Scheduling of Intelligent Applications". The CAREER is NSF's most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances...

Mihri Ozkan quoted in Fortune Magazine article

Nikola Motor founder and chairman Trevor Milton promises a cost of around $70 per kilowatt-hour of storage capacity, per an article recently published in the Fortune Magazine by David Morris. Milton did not reveal the details of planned battery technology. Mihri Ozkan, an ECE professor and battery researcher at the University of California at Riverside...

Tan receives NSF award on machine-learning based VLSI reliability modeling and design

ECE Prof. Sheldon Tan received a three-year $500K award from the National Science Foundation for exploring data-driven and deep learning based approaches to addressing the VLSI reliability and robust chip design. Recently machine learning, especially deep learning is gaining much attention due to the breakthrough performance in various cognitive applications. Machine learning for electronic design...

$1.2 Million NSF award for Real-time Energy-elastic GPUs

ECE Professors Daniel Wong (PI), Hyoseung Kim, and Nael Abu-Ghazaleh have received a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop Real-time Energy-elastic GPUs for Embedded Autonomous Systems. The goal of this project is to fundamentally re-design GPU-enabled computer systems in real-time embedded resource-constrained environments. This project will develop energy-efficient and elastic...

Roy-Chowdhury receives UMD ECE Distinguished Alumni Award

Professor Amit Roy-Chowdhury has been selected as a recipient of the 2020 ECE Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Maryland (UMD). This prestigious award is presented annually to alumni that have provided leadership and meritorious contributions in the broad field of engineering.

Fast-charging damages electric car batteries

Commercial fast-charging stations subject electric car batteries to high temperatures and high resistance that can cause them to crack, leak, and lose their storage capacity, write engineers at the University of California, Riverside in a new study published in Energy Storage. To remedy this, the researchers have developed a method for charging at lower temperatures...

Mihri Ozkan elevated to National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Mihri Ozkan is the first woman in the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering and the fifth UC Riverside professor to be elevated to the National Academy of Inventors. The NAI Fellows Program highlights academic inventors who have demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions...

Prof. Mohsenian-Rad Named IEEE Fellow

Professor Hamed Mohsenian-Rad is named as Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The honor is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. Each year, following a rigorous evaluation procedure, less than 0.1% of IEEE...

Balandin and Ren named 2019 Highly Cited Researchers

Professor Alexander Balandin and Professor Wei Ren have been named to the 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list compiled by the Web of Science Group, a Clarivate Analytics company (formerly part of Thomson Reuters). Highly Cited Researchers are among those who have demonstrated significant and broad influence reflected in their publication of multiple papers, highly cited...

Oymak and collaborators received NSF grant on Cyber-Physical Systems

Prof. Samet Oymak and his collaborators Necmiye Ozay, Dimitra Panagou (University of Michigan) and Sze Zheng Yong (Arizona State University) are awarded $1.2M NSF grant to improve Cyber-Physical System safety. These systems are networks of interacting elements such as constellation of satellites and fleet of self-driving cars. This project will develop supervisors that leverage preview...

Tseng and his student received best paper honorable mention award in MICRO 2019

Hung-Wei Tseng, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at UC Riverside, and his PhD Student Yu-Ching Hu received the Best Paper Honorable Mention Award in the 52nd IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture. In their paper entitled “Dynamic Multi-Resolution Data Storage”, they designed an intelligent storage device that dynamically adjusts the dataset resolution, thereby...